Over the next few months, the Wichita Journalism Collaborative will explore the social acceptability of mental health care, access to treatment and the challenge of affordability. But to do our work well, we’ll need the help of readers like you.
The Wichita Journalism Collaborative is a coalition of local newsrooms and community institutions that launched this past spring, just as the pandemic began interrupting daily life. Since then, the Collaborative has been focused on maximizing coverage of COVID-19’s impact on the community. But we also have an emphasis on a very specific type of coverage called Solutions Journalism, which focuses on covering the responses to social problems. That can be particularly helpful with a taboo topic such as mental health, where the problem can seem overwhelming and intractable.
You can help by taking our short survey designed to help us understand more about how your social connections have been affected by the pandemic and what questions and concerns you have. To take the survey, visit:
Wichita Journalism Collaborative
The Active Age, The Community Voice, The Journal (Kansas Leadership Center), KSN-TV, KMUW, The Sunflower and The Wichita Eagle
AB&C Bilingual Resources, LLC, Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication and the Wichita Public Library